• Short Summary

    THE MILITARY GROUP WHICH HAS HELD POWER IN SOUTH VIETNAM WAS FORMALLY DISSOLVED YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AND CONTROL HANDED OVER TO THE CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT OF DR.

  • Description

    THE MILITARY GROUP WHICH HAS HELD POWER IN SOUTH VIETNAM WAS FORMALLY DISSOLVED YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AND CONTROL HANDED OVER TO THE CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT OF DR. PHAN HUY QUAT, THE PRIME MINISTER. THE DISSOLUTION OF THE ARMED FORCES COUNCIL OF 20 GENERALS WAS ANNOUNCED BY MAJOR-GENERAL NGUYEN VAN THIEU, WHO RESIGNS AS DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER AND ARMED FORCES MINISTER.

    GENERAL THIEU'S ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE COUNCIL'S DISSOLUTION CAME AFTER SEVERAL DAYS OF SPECULATION IN SAIGON. THE COUNCIL HELD A NUMBER OF SECRET MEETINGS LAST WEEK BEFORE REACHING ITS DECISION, WHICH HANDS NATIONAL CONTROL OVER TO A CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE FALL OF THE DIEM REGIME 18 MONTHS AGO.

    IN HIS SPEECH, GENERAL THIEU SAID THAT, IN THE FIVE MONTHS SINCE ITS FORMATION, THE COUNCIL HAD FULFILLED ITS PURPOSE OF STABILISING THE COUNTRY. HE SAID THE GOVERNMENT OF DR. QUAT, FORMED ON THE 16TH OF FEBRUARY, HAD SHOWN THAT IT COULD ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND EXERCISE AUTHORITY.

    GENERAL THIEU SAID THE COUNCIL HAD ENDED TROUBLE-MAKING AND PURGED AND IMPROVED THE ARMED FORCES. CONDITIONS WERE NOW FAVOURABLE FOR "A VICTORIOUS FIGHT AGAINST COMMUNISM."
    MAJOR CABINET CHANGES ARE EXPECTED IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, WITH THREE NEW MINISTERS AND SEVERAL ASSISTANT MINISTERS TO BE APPOINTED. THE MAIN PURPOSE IS TO IMPROVE ADMINISTRATION AND IMPROVE THE BALANCE BETWEEN THE POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS FACTIONS IN SOUTH VIETNAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5UH460SBR726TCV8TXNF6UC7T
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UH460SBR726TCV8TXNF6UC7T
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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